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Georgia Chronaki oversees the activities of the Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience (DCN) Laboratory at the School of Psychology, University of Central Lancashire.
Areas of Specialisation
Georgia’s research interests and expertise lie in the interface of Developmental Neuroscience and Developmental Psychopathology. In particular, Georgia’s research aims to understand the electrophysiological markers of emotion and reward processing in children and young people with neurodevelopmental disorders with a special focus on Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and related conditions. A related focus of Georgia’s research is the neural basis of vocal emotion processing in Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD). Georgia works with a number of international partners on the developmental neuroscience of emotion and motivation toward the common mission of increasing resilience and well-being in children and adolescents.
Georgia published an article on The Conversation in August 2017 about the lack of evidence on the psychological needs of children who are intellectually gifted, in reference to the TV programme Child Genius, entitled ‘Gifted children make good TV – but don’t forget their psychological needs’.
Georgia answered a question in the ‘Curious Kids’ series for The Conversation about the brain and how it communicates with the body, entitled: ‘How does our brain send signals to our body?’.
Chronaki, Georgia Wigelsworth, Michael, Pell, Marc, Kotz Sonja (2018). The development of cross-cultural recognition of vocal emotion during childhood and adolescence. Scientific reports 8 (1), 8659
Chronaki, Georgia Soltesz, Fruzsina, Benikos, Nicholas, Sonuga-Barke Edmund (2018). An electrophysiological investigation of reinforcement effects in attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder: Dissociating cue sensitivity from down-stream effects on target engagement and performance. Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience 28, 12-20
Chronaki, Georgia, Benikos, Nicholas, Fairchild, Graeme and Sonuga-Barke, Edmund (2015) Atypical neural responses to vocal anger in attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder. The Journal Of Child Psychology And Psychiatry And Allied Disciplines, 56 (4). pp. 477-487. ISSN 0021-9630
Dr. Chronaki oversees the research activities of the Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience (DCN) Lab at the School of Psychology. The programme of research in the DCN Lab encompasses a range of topics and includes a Social and Affective Neuroscience research stream and a Cognitive Neuroscience research stream. More information can be found in the lab’s blog.
Dr. Chronaki contributes to the following programmes of study:
Dr. Chronaki has acted as a referee for a number of grant applications and scientific journals including Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, Psychological Medicine, Biological Psychology, British Journal of Developmental Psychology, Cognitive Neuropsychiatry, European Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Child Neuropsychology, Developmental Neuropsychology, Psychology and Neuroscience, Frontiers in Psychology.